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News & Notes from Vats to Kitchens

SavOnBrew take a look at the Best & Worst Beer Prices at NBA Arenas – Houston Chron Watch out Blue Ribbon and Lone Star The canapalooza of craft beers.  - Idaho Statesman The REAL Breakfast of champions with Brooklyn’s BrewShop’s  Coffee + Donut Stout Beer Making Kit: – Laughing Squid Beer Bubbles: Guinness Stout Mystery […]

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It’s Friday and National Leave-the-Office-Earlier Day

TGIF…and after a busy week who doesn’t want to leave early. Today is officially National Leave-the-Office-Earlier Day, which was created by productivity expert Laura Stack. The idea behind the day isn’t to sneak out early for happy hour, though tempting, it’s really to think about of your workday and tap into that get-things-done vacation mode at the […]

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Job Tips: Weird Interview Questions

It’s crazy out there and some places ask the strangest interview questions.  In this series our team has found the strangest questions that companies have asked jobseekers and not just bars and restaurants, but even frozen yogurt places. Below is an actual interview question from Pinkberry: Room, desk and car – which do you clean […]

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Texas Beer Festival is looking for TABC volunteers

Texas Beer Festival

Texas Beer Festival is looking for TABC volunteers, Downtown Houston on Discovery Green, April 28, 2012.  Sign up here: http://goo.gl/RQYFy Need to get TABC certified? We offer Self-paced Online TABC courses here plus get a discount when using code WINTERSAVE15 at checkout. The Texas Beer Fest will be a don’t miss event. There’s currently a ton of […]

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Ice Breakers Bar Humor – #33

We at Texas-TABC.com continue our series on delivering a good joke when we hear it. After all, we want you to be successful. Enjoy Joke #33 A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the other end. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes […]

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Texas Road Trip, Part II: Art, Natural Beauty and Quietude

New York Times Visits Texas

New York Times Frugal Traveler Seth Kugel continues his Texas Road Trip. This time Seth travels through Marfa, Presidio, Big Bend National Park, Ft. Stockin, and finishing it with a Big Red Soda. A funny part was his experience at having to stay in Ojinaga Mexico and getting back to the U.S. “The only downside was […]

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Tequila’s cousin… Sotol coming to Texas

Sotol-Dessert Spoon

If you like Tequila, you may like Sotol, the state drink of Chihuahua, Durango and Coahuila, and made in a manner similar to Mexican artisanal mezcals. NPR just had a terrific piece highlighting the Sotol movement.  Unlike Tequila, which is harvested from agave plantations, Sotol is harvested in the wild from the plant Dasylirion wheeleri (commonly known as Desert Spoon or, […]

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Texas in the News – New York Times Frugal Traveler: Austin, Waco, San Angelo

New York Times Visits Texas

Follow New York Times Frugal Traveler Seth Kugel on his Texas Road Trip. Seth has so far has visited Austin as part of his $100 weekend getaway, Waco for Dr. Pepper, tortilla tossing, and San Angelo. The series is a fun and reading the comments are about as fun. Send you comments as well, I […]

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Bartending 101 – Manhattan


  San Antonio, Texas. The second of NBC Affiliate, WOAI Bartending 101 techniques that coincided with the San Antonio Cocktail Conference  in January,  Today’s featured drink is the vernable  Manhattan. David Hurtado interviews Jake Corney from the Bohanan’s Bar who mixes the drink Click here to watch. Quick Facts: The original Manhattan, some say it was first mixed at the Manhattan Club […]

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TABC Launches YouTube Video Series


TABC have launched a series of videos available at their new YouTube channel. There are only a few at the moment, but they cover such topics such as providing alcohol to minors, underage drinking to over-consumption. Visit here to watch

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